Turbo C is an Integrated Development Environment and compiler for the C programming language from Borland. First introduced in 1987, it was noted for its integrated development environment, small size, fast compile speed, comprehensive manuals and low price.
In May 1990, Borland replaced Turbo C with Turbo C++. In 2006, Borland reintroduced the Turbo moniker.
In the early 1980s, Borland enjoyed considerable success with their Turbo Pascal product and it became a popular choice when developing applications for the PC. Borland followed up that success by releasing Turbo Basic, Turbo Prolog and Turbo C.
Turbo C had the same properties as Turbo Pascal: an integrated development environment (IDE), a fast compiler, a good editor and a competitive price. Turbo C was not as successful as the Pascal-sister product. First, C was a language for professional programming and systems development rather than a school language. Turbo C competed with other professional programming tools (Microsoft C, Lattice C, Watcom C, etc.). Turbo C did, however, have advantages in speed of compiled code, large project support and price. It is developed in C.
November 2, 2017 Subject:
Thank you for the notes...
Was able to get it running after a couple tries. (Had to remember to set the directories and defaults, since DOS was not designed for people who didn't know what they are doing... LOL)
June 3, 2016 Subject:
Run on HP 200LX
Here is what I did:
1. I downloaded the zip file to a Windows 7 laptop.
2. Extracted it.
3. Copy the TC folder to a CF card (capacity of 128 MB) and put it under the root folder.
4. In HP 200LX use file manager to browser to A:/TC/TC.exe and run it.
5. Inside Turbo C application navigate to Options > Directories.
6. Make sure the directories are set as follows:
a) Include directories: A:\TC\INCLUDE
b) Library directories: A:\TC\LIB
c) Turbo C directory: A:\TC
d) Feel free to enter any value for the Output directory.
7. Navigate to Options > Save options to save the above changes. When the application is restarted make sure to navigate to Options > Retrieve options to take the above options into effect again.
For some reason I could not run it directly from the DOS prompt.
Compiling and linking may take a lot of memory so beware of out-of-memory errors.
To run your code navigate to Run > Run or Ctrl+F9.
printf("Hello from HP 200LX");